Skip to comments.Satan is the Prince of the World
Posted on 01/01/2012 8:41:47 PM PST by bibletruth
Satan is the Prince of the World
Satan's scheme and his policy as the prince of the world is to hinder God's intentions.
If he really is the prince of this world, shouldn’t we worship him while we are in/on this world?
If not, why not?
How can God, being all good, allow anything like a Satan to exist?
If you are not worshipping God, you ARE worshipping Satan. You are giving your heart, soul, mind, strength to this world, to this life, to what you put your hands to, to your own understanding. And the god of this world (Satan) rejoices.
In before ZOT!
Because God created duality. Everything ...EVERYTHING has an opposite.In addition who says something is EVIL?
If you were in a car crash and had a broken foot , you would think evil had befallen you until you talked to a guy who lost his whole family in a car wreck.He would beg to differ on who evil came to.
” It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.”
Ronald Knox, English Theologian
“Satan must of been pretty simple even according to the New Testament, or he wouldn’t of led Christ up on a high mountain and offered him the world if he would fall down and worship him. That was a manifestly absurd proposition,....It is as if someone would try to buy Rockefeller, the owner of all the Standard Oil Company, with a gallon of kerosene.”
I like these quotes for considering the state of the world the devil is as good an explanation as any, and a not very bright Devil at that.
CS Lewis writes extensively on that issue. It would never be easy for someone to answer such a deep philosophical question like that on a blog. It has been argued for thousands of years and quite successfully by Lewis.
Really? Someone has asked this question and examined answers for it before “OldNavyVet”?
Satan actually works with,not against,G-d. Satan cannot do anything without G-d’s “green light”. In fact,Satan and the devil are two different entities.
Only G-d can have authority and power. Not Satan,not the devil,no one.
The references to Satan can be found in Jobs,Chronicles,Psalms and Zechariah. See Job 2:3-6,Zech.3:1-2 and Psalm 109:6-7.
Here are some very important verses from Isaiah which prove that G-d is the only one with power and authority:
I am the Eternal,and there is none else,there is no god beside me: I girded thee,though thou hast not known Me:That they may know the rising of the sun,and from the west,that there is none beside Me.I am the Eternal and there is none else.I form the light,and create darkness:I make peace and create evil: I the Eternal do all these things.[Isaiah 45:5-7].
The idea that Satan has G-d’s power and authority is not monotheism. It would mean that there is more than one G-d and there is not. Only G-d is G-d. Not Satan,not the devil,not a man,etc.
Answer: THEODICY. The Problem of Pain (C.S. Lewis). It's been discussed (and an answer known) for 1,800+ years.
Funny thing is, people always believe it's a good question of first impression, that it's never been asked before. ;)
Or the fact that Chicagos zip is 60606. Hmmm
Or the fact that Chicagos zip is 60606. Hmmm
Twain knew the difference between “of” and “have.”
The same question applies to allowing humans to contnue to exist. Noah’s flood was such a response.
Satan is the Adversary. Satan does not work WITH God he works against God as the Adversary. God permits this, but this work and plan of Satan is not God's plan. God forbid!
Furthermore, scripture clearly shows that God permitted Satan to blind the minds of people. This demonstrates how strong an evil influence Satan has on the world and its people.
II Corinthians 4:4: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
In this passage Satan is referred to the god of this world. However, this is a title that Paul gives Satan in view of the fact that the true God is presently withholding the day of his wrath upon Satan's plan of evil in this world. Satan is not God, nor is he 'a god'. Nevertheless, the language Paul is using to describe Satan as the one engaged and propagating false gospels and 'other gospels' and blinding the mind to obscure the 'light of the glorious gospel of Christ' and distort the grace that 'shine unto them' from God's grace.
Because He believes in Choice, Liberty and Freedom.
Do you believe that humans are capable of valuing freedom, but God is not?
Good catch! The word theodicy is in the dictionary, and defined as ... "a system of natural theology aimed at seeking to vindicate devine justice in allowing evil to exist."
In looking that word up, I also looked for the word "idioticy" and it wasn't there; but "idiosyncrasy" was, and that's defined as "the temperament or mental constitution peculiar to a person or group."
Regarding the words ... "(and an answer known) for 1,800+ years," our God-given planet Earth has been around for 4.6 billion years.
G-d creates all things,including evil. It’s difficult to understand but G-d made it very clear that He is the Creator of all things and that no one shares His power and authority. That includes Satan,or HaSatan which means “The Satan”. We Jews do not believe Satan has any power equal to that of G-d. Giving G-d’s power and authority to another being violates the idea of monotheism. There were pagan religions who believed in a god who was in a constant struggle with an evil entity from the underworld.
When the messiah comes all the evils of the world will disappear. There will be no more war,famine,illnesses,etc. Clearly the messiah has not come. There will be peace on earth which has obviously not happened.
As I stated,only G-d has control. Satan,who esentially acts as a prosecutor like you’d see in a courtroom,cannot do a thing without G-d’s go-ahead. No one can work against G-d. The Satan you “believe in” is not the Satan we Jews “believe in”. When I say “Believe in” I mean the view of.
“Satan must of been pretty simple even according to the New Testament, or he wouldnt of led Christ up on a high mountain and offered him the world if he would fall down and worship him.”
The most important part of this passage is what Christ did NOT say: “It is not yours to give”.
Did you know satan means “prosecutor”?
How can satan (Which means “prosecutor” in Hebrew) be the god of this world?
There is only ONE G-d and that’s the G-d of the Torah.
To say that satan has G-d’s power is polytheism,not monotheism.
G-d created this world so it is not totally evil.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your ADVERSARY the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Revelation 12:10 ...for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
So maybe your word etymology is the only consideration for word meaning, but sometimes that approach fails to take into consideration the CONTEXT of the topic. In proper Biblical analysis - context reigns supreme to word usage, individual words do not stand outside of context, but must be within contextual meaning.
I go only according to Torah so any verses from the Christian Bible have no meaning to me.
The Christian view of Satan has been taken out of context from the Hebrew Scriptures.
Do the research and you will discover that Satan DOES mean prosecutor.
The devil and Hell are pagan ideas,as is the idea that G-d has an adversary of similar powers and authority.